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Differences Between 2018 Honda Civic vs. 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Ford Focus

2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Ford Focus

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Ford Focus

2.0L i-VTEC I4

2.0L DOHC I4

2,0L Ti-VCT I4
28 city / 40 hwy*

26 city / 36 hwy

25 city / 34 hwy
(Passenger Volume) 97.8 cu ft

95.8 cu ft

90.0 cu ft

Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Panama City, FL

The 2018 Honda Civic stands up to the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and 2018 Ford Focus in many ways. For some drivers, performance and fuel efficiency may be the most important reasons to choose the Civic. Furthermore, for passengers, a roomier cabin may be a deciding factor. For busy commuters and concerned parents, safety features may make the Civic the most practical pick.

Performance and Efficiency

  • Superior fuel economy
  • Better weight-to-horsepower ratio
  • Better engine power and torque than Elantra
  • Great turbo choice

When it comes to saving you money at the pump, the Civic definitely pulls ahead. It earns 31/40 mpg city/highway.* The 2018 Elantra earns 29/38 mpg and the Focus earns 25/34 mpg. Despite the fact that the Civic is a fuel sipper, it still has a more potent engine. Civic drivers command 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque vs 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Although the Civic is bigger than the Focus, it weighs several hundred pounds less. This gives its 158-horsepower engine a superior weight-to-horsepower ratio compared to the Focus 160-horsepower engine. For an even peppier engine, the Civic turbo generates 174 horsepower. With an automatic transmission, this engine leads the pack with 32/42 mpg.

2018 Honda Civic Interior


  • Bigger cabin
  • More rear legroom
  • Larger trunk

You'll find more room in the Civic with its 97.8 cu.ft. of passenger space. Elantras offer 95.8 cubes, and the Focus trails behind with 90.7 cubes. Your passengers will notice it most in the backseat. A new Civic is rated for 37.4 inches, two inches more than the Elantra and four inches more than the Focus. For travel, the Civic's 15.1 cu.ft. trunk is preferable to the Elantra (14.4 cubes) and Focus trunks (13.2 cubes).

2018 Honda Civic Exterior

Safety Considerations

  • Superior Crash Avoidance Tech Value
  • Exclusive Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Standard multi-view rearview camera system

Honda Sensing is a reliable as well as affordable crash avoidance suites for a car the size of the Civic. It only costs $1,000** over the list price of the base LX. Honda Sensing includes an autobrake that may be triggered by pedestrians in the roadway or by forward collision dangers. A lane keeper helps align the car with the lane lines. An exclusive road departure system knows if the wheels leave the pavement. It acts to reduce speed and to help the driver get the Civic back onto the road.

Now that you know more about these rivals, check out the 2018 Honda Civic for yourself! Feel free to take a test drive at Proctor Honda in Tallahassee, FL.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

**MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.